California AB 1346 bans sale of new gas-powered landscape equipment by 2024


California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1346 into law on October 9, 2021 that will phase out the sale of gas-powered leaf blowers, lawn mowers and other small off-road engines by as soon as 2024. California Assembly Bill 1346 directs the California Air Resources Board to phase out the sale of small off-road engines by 2024 or as soon as feasible, whichever comes later. Lawmakers also approved $30M in funds to be used for commercial rebates to go toward the purchase of electric equipment. Newsom’s signature comes a year after he signed an executive order phasing out the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035.